Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pretzel M&M Oatmeal Cookies

I thought I would take a break from wedding recap posts for the weekend and instead introduce you to one of my new all-time favorite cookie recipes! 

Pretzel M&M Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are seriously to die for! The sweet-salty combo is one of my favorites right now and when combined with a chewy oatmeal cookie, it's like heaven in a bite. Seriously. I told myself I was going to bake these and then take half into work so that I wasn't as tempted. Let's just say the whole tupperware is still on our kitchen counter. Oops!

Oh and I forgot to mention one minor detail. Look at this beauty J and I got as a wedding present! It was on my registry for my bridal shower as my "one expensive item" and I didn't end up getting it. Well the two lovely ladies that threw my shower for me decided to go in together and get the mixer for us for the wedding a few months later! I absolutely love it! (especially since it matches my red toaster!)


Alright, alright, back to the cookies! The original recipe is from here.

Ingredients
3/4 c. unsalted butter
1/4 c. cream cheese
1 egg
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 c. quick cook oats
1 large (9.9 oz) bag Pretzel M&Ms



- Melt butter in small saucepan and heat until browned and nutty. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Place cream cheese, egg, sugar, dark brown sugar, baking soda and salt in mixer and mix on medium until combined. (1-2 min) Add butter and mix to combine.
- Smash M&Ms in ziplock bag using rolling pin until coarsely broken. Combine flour, oats and candies in bowl. Fold into wet mixture from above using sturdy spoon.
- Place tablespoons of cookie dough on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten cookies slightly with fingers. Bake at 350 for 10-12 until bottoms are golden brown.


Let cool on rack for as long as your stomach will allow. Serve with milk and EAT!


Now that I've officially become obsessed with these cookies I've already started thinking what other candies I could substitute for the Pretzel M&Ms to make another variety. Peanut M&Ms? Something with caramel? The options are endless. 

Happy Saturday and happy baking everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Those cookies look amazing! I'm always on the lookout for new things to bake so think I'll definitely have to pin these :-) Have you had a blog redesign too? It looks great, simple but effective and I love the splashes of blue.

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